With St. John’s looking more and more like it will make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010-11, it’s time to look back on some of the great players who have called Jamaica, Queens, home over the last 70 years.
Better than the 1992 Dream Team? Hardly. The United States Olympic basketball team appears to be like well-appointed London tourists who have first-class tickets to all the prime Olympic events.
This summer we honor one man who recalls the most regal time in college basketball, renowned for his offense, and another man who left us shrugging our shoulders while marveling at his magical defense.
Dennis Rodman, Chris Mullin and a trio of coaching legends are part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011.
St. John’s had a grand total of five NCAA tournament appearances from 1993 through last season. But, thanks to a new commitment to just about everything, that’s all about to change.
Chris Mullin led St. John’s to the Final Four as a senior in 1985 when he was a unanimous All-America selection and won the Wooden Award as the nation’s top player.